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August 31, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The analysis of St. John's wort commissioned by The Times examined whether retail products were as potent as they claimed to be. The analytical technique, called spectrophotometry, tested each product for a family of compounds known collectively as hypericin. Scientists say that hypericin is not the only, and probably not even the primary, ingredient with antidepressant activity in St. John's wort.
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HEALTH
March 7, 2005 | Elena Conis
The news on St. John's wort (sometimes touted as "nature's Prozac") appears to keep changing. Some studies suggest the herb is effective; others question its worth. But the bottom line on the supplement's effectiveness for treating depression has generally stayed the same. Though U.S.
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August 31, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
It is the fastest-growing "alternative" in a nation increasingly enchanted with unconventional and unproven treatments. A million or more Americans have lately tried St. John's wort, an herbal remedy for depression with 1998 retail sales estimated at $400 million--up 3,900% since 1995.
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April 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
St. John's wort appears to interfere powerfully with a common cancer drug and can reduce its punch for weeks after people stop taking the herbal supplement, a study shows. St. John's wort is often taken as an over-the-counter remedy for mild depression, though its effectiveness has been questioned. Doctors also know the herb can interfere with the body's use of a variety of other medicines. In a small study released Monday, doctors showed that St.
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April 9, 2002 | From Associated Press
St. John's wort appears to interfere powerfully with a common cancer drug and can reduce its punch for weeks after people stop taking the herbal supplement, a study shows. St. John's wort is often taken as an over-the-counter remedy for mild depression, though its effectiveness has been questioned. Doctors also know the herb can interfere with the body's use of a variety of other medicines. In a small study released Monday, doctors showed that St.
HEALTH
March 7, 2005 | Elena Conis
The news on St. John's wort (sometimes touted as "nature's Prozac") appears to keep changing. Some studies suggest the herb is effective; others question its worth. But the bottom line on the supplement's effectiveness for treating depression has generally stayed the same. Though U.S.
NEWS
August 31, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
It is the fastest-growing "alternative" in a nation increasingly enchanted with unconventional and unproven treatments. A million or more Americans have lately tried St. John's wort, an herbal remedy for depression with 1998 retail sales estimated at $400 million--up 3,900% since 1995.
NEWS
August 31, 1998 | TERENCE MONMANEY, TIMES MEDICAL WRITER
The analysis of St. John's wort commissioned by The Times examined whether retail products were as potent as they claimed to be. The analytical technique, called spectrophotometry, tested each product for a family of compounds known collectively as hypericin. Scientists say that hypericin is not the only, and probably not even the primary, ingredient with antidepressant activity in St. John's wort.
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